Paisley cashmere shawl
Overall: 132 1/2 x 56 1/2 in. ( 336.6 x 143.5 cm )
Handwoven wool harlequin paisley pieced shawl, in colors of white, red, blue, black, yellow, purple and green; center panel is rectangular with black center having characters or symbols embroidered to one side, flanked by elongated boteh, plant and root design; surrounded by panels with arabesque and boteh motif, across each warp end is a row of arabesque design with multicolored fringe.
This shawl belonged to Mrs. Henry R. Payson, mother of Henry Silas Payson, whose portrait is part of the Society's collection.
Gift of Mrs. William Hyde Wheeler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.